Team news | Swansea City v Bristol City

17th January 2023
First team
Andy Fisher shouting instructions at Blackpool

Swansea City head coach Russell Martin has rung the changes for the FA Cup third-round replay against Bristol City.

With the game following rapidly on the heels of a long trip to Sunderland, only captain Matt Grimes, Ben Cabango, Joel Piroe and Joel Latibeaudiere retain their places from the weekend.

Andy Fisher, Olivier Ntcham, Luke Cundle, Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton, Matty Sorinola and Cameron Congreve are all handed starts.

Fisher starts in goal for the first time since the draw at Stoke on August, with Naughton and Wood joining Cabango and Latibeaudiere in the Swansea defence.

Grimes links up with Cundle and Ntcham in a three-man midfield, with Congreve – making his first start since the Carabao Cup clash at Oxford – and Sorinola operating out wide.

Top scorer Piroe, who took his tally for the season to 10 against Sunderland, leads the line for the hosts.

The Swans can call on a strong bench, which is bolstered by Lincoln McFayden and Joel Cotterill, while Bristol City make two changes from the original tie as Nahki Well and Mark Sykes come into the side.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Joel Latibeaudiere, Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton; Matt Grimes (captain), Olivier Ntcham, Luke Cundle; Cameron Congreve, Matt Sorinola, Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ryan Manning, Jay Fulton, Harry Darling, Joe Allen, Liam Cullen, Ollie Cooper, Lincoln McFayden, Joel Cotterill.

Bristol City: Max O'Leary, Kal Naismith, Rob Atkinson, Matty James (captain), Alex Scott, Antoine Semenyo, Cameron Pring, Mark Sykes, George Tanner, Nahki Wells, Zak Vyner.

Substitutes: Dan Bentley, Jay Dasilva, Joe Williams, Andy King, Sam Bell, Dylan Kadji, Omar Taylor-Clarke. 

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